Along with standard web advertising there are other ways you can connect with members of the Film Festival Academy. Please take a look below or contact us to discuss how we can work together.
The Film Festival Academy wants you to build meaningful relationships with festival practitioners and key decision-makers, to engage them and showcase the products and services festivals use. Whether at one of our curated festival events or via our online platform, we aim to help you identify what established and developing festivals you should be talking to and hopefully do business with.
Remember too that the Film Festival Academy is the only platform run by seasoned film festival and film industry professionals. We really do understand your business and your customers' requirements.
Attending a Film Festival Academy event
Over the coming months we shall be holding specially curated events with the 50th New York Film Festival and the Metropolitan Film School in London; many more events are being considered with a wide range of collaborative partners.
Premium members of the Film Festival Academy are all welcome to attend our events and most importantly, they are free to register!
...and we don't mean via Twitter! We mean parties and dinners. As well as sponsoring a table and topic, you can spend time socialising with attendees and reinforcing existing relationships or making new friends, and potential customers.
What we offer
– online member profiles
– newsletter and full social media activity
– printed event programmes
– publications library
– online VOD and podcast archive of events
– real-world events at major film festivals
Supporting a Film Festival Academy event costs as little as €1,000 and packages can be built to best exploit your time and resources.
What you can use for your messages.
– logo and link
– web banners
– sponsor events, drinks, networking
– adverts in print and on World Cinema Review
– access to all event contacts
– physical presence at events
For a limited time we are offering a full page advert in the Event Programme for the NYFF conference, your banner for a month on our website, logo/link inclusion across all materials, banner in our email newsletter and chance to be at the inaugural event for only €3,000.
For full details on the offer, contact Louis Savy on +44 7588 681566 or email@example.com
'The unswerving positive response from film festivals, professionals and academics regarding the launch of the Film Festival Academy comes as no surprise. Sharing between academia and industry is essential in developing highly-trained film professionals and we look forward to the collaboration between film schools, film institutes, festivals and other film industry partners through this unique platform.'
'Do Film Festivals need an Academy in this day and age? The answer is, resoundingly, yes! A complex mixture of the professional and the cultural, the economic and the cinephilic, film festivals today are increasingly complex beasts – and no festival is an island unto itself. Connected in a tight web of international exchanges, comparisons and manœuvres, festivals are all about giving value to particular films or particular types of films – and finding, or creating, the audiences for them. The new Film Festival Academy is ideally placed to integrate the already widely scattered field of researches, discussions, trainings and co-operative interrelationships occurring within and between the literally thousands of film festivals in the modern globe. It is a new world on every level – from the challenge of projection formats to the politics of curating – and the Film Festival Academy will open the doors to it.'
'The enormous growth of film festivals – in number, location, diversity, and artistic influence – is accelerating by the day. But not until now has their importance to global culture been matched by an organization with the cinematic acumen, media savvy, networking skills, and expert leadership needed to provide top-level support, training, information, and connectivity for participants in all areas of festival activity, from programmers and publicists to filmmakers, academics, and critics. The arrival of the Film Festival Academy is the most exciting development in years for moving-image professionals everywhere.'
'The Film Festival Academy has my full support. It is amazing that in a market overflowing with all kinds of professional training it has taken until today to come up with a simple and great idea: high level opportunities for the exchange of ideas and programmes for learning more about the complex art and the technical skills of running a film festival. Anybody who has participated in any of the rather dubious endeavours that were made in this field before will appreciate the non-profit approach of the Film Festival Academy; anybody who knows its founders will trust their professional knowledge and personal integrity. I will support the Film Festival Academy in every possible way.'
'The Film Festival Academy offers a much needed interchange of views between filmmakers, festival programmers and academics doing research on film festivals. That this interchange takes place not in the academy but at festivals themselves will be a huge boon to film festival scholarship and to an important sharing and deepening of the perspective of those interested in not only theorizing but also intervening in the continued growth of these events which play such a crucial part in the disseminating of a global cinema and in the breaking down of commerical barriers.'
'To focus on film festivals, not in opposition to but in articulation with critical and scholarly thought, is what world cinema needs in order to be understood in all its complexity. The Film Festival Academy deserves our applause and support for providing, for the first time, a common platform for festival professionals, critics and passionate spectators.'
'The creation of the Film Festival Academy is a very important step in the ongoing process of consolidation and exchange on the European festival scene. I wish all possible success to this important initiative.'
'The inauguration of the Film Festival Academy brings important and long overdue attention to film festivals as cultural locations for the traffic in filmmaking, from glitterati events with red carpets, to those that shed light on human rights abuses, to the world-building projects of activist communities.'
'The role of the film festival in today's digital world is constantly being re-evaluated and debated, but it's clear that film festivals are still as relevant and important as they have ever been. The Film Festival Academy should provide an important focus for the rich and diverse amount of film festivals in the world while giving festival practitioners an important outlet for networking and collaboration.'
'The new Film Festival Academy initiative is to be very much welcomed by all film festival professionals and anyone interested and involved in the increasingly central role played by film festivals in the international cinema industry; this is definitely the right thing at the right time and promises to be an exciting and important development that will be of great service to all of us working in the film festival arena.'
'The Film Festival Academy has a great potential to become a truly valid platform for creative film festival professionals willing to share knowledge and experience on a collaborative basis. This initiative should be welcomed with enthusiasm and excitement.'
To become a member, please read the descriptions of the two levels of membership to select which one better fits your needs, and then select one of the them. You will be redirected to a registration page where you will create your Film Festival Academy account, and will soon begin to benefit from the many advantages afforded by membership.
The two kinds of membership are:
PREMIUM (€90 per year, or €60 per year if taken out before 31 December 2012)
To become a member, please click below: